Cabo San Lucas Journals

Cabo San Lucas

A January 2005 trip to Cabo San Lucas by aussidog

Quote: Airport, Cabo Villas Resort, Billygan's Island, Cabo Wabo Cantina, The Giggling Marlin, ATV Tour, Whale-Watching Tour, Pisces Sportfishing, and of course, the timeshare sharks...

Cabo Villas Beach Resort

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Hotel | "Cabo Villas"

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Best Things Nearby:The beach, Billygan's Island, Lovers' Beach, the new mall, the market--everything is nearbyBest Things About the Resort:No need for a car. Everything is within walking distance. It is at the top of a killer hill... take good sneakers. Resort Experience:We went on a tour of the resort. All the rooms are nice. I heard about the "dungeon rooms"... there are 4 rooms that are below ground level. These are very private rooms with a Jacuzzi right outside each door instead of a balcony. Great for a couple wanting to be alone. We had a two-bedroom villa, #2. It was nice: two bedrooms/two bathrooms, open floor plan (circular). Serena was very ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 28, 2005

Cabo Villas Beach Resort
Callejon del Pescador s/n - Col. El Medano
Cabo San Lucas 23450
+52 624-143-9166

Billygan's Medano Beach Club

Restaurant | "Billigans Island"

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This was our favorite place to hang on the beach and eat. FOOD: The Dorado (and the mahimahi and dolphin dish) was excellent. The first night we each got it cooked a different way. The last night we all got it breaded. DRINKS: There was an all-day happy hour with two-for-one beer/domestic drinks. This was great. They bring you your first beer, open it for you, give you limes, and then your other beer goes in a bucket full of ice. When you are ready, without knowing they are watching, someone comes around and opens your next beer and takes your empty glass. FUN: There are games during the day that you can play to win drinks. There was a pretty goo...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 1, 2005

Billygan's Medano Beach Club
Paseo Del Pescador Y Playa El Medano
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico 23410
+52 114 3 0402

The Giggling Marlin

Restaurant | "The Giggling Marlin Bar and Seafood Grill "

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They have very good food and lots of it. There was a rooster hanging out, a pet maybe... I hope. We also went back later so I could be hung upside down like a marlin. This was fun. For $10 you hang upside down and they poor three shots down your throat... yup, while you are upside down. Great fun! For another $12 you can get an 8 by 10 picture in a folder. This is a good chance to get your whole group in a picture. WARNING: When you are done eating, there are people that will blow a whistle, put a sombrero on your head, and pour two shots down your throat, all against your "no, gracias" might - and then they charge you $4 per person. It would be okay if you wanted it. ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 1, 2005

The Giggling Marlin
Blvd Marina y Matamoros
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico 23410
+52 114 3 1182

Land's End

Attraction | "The Arch at Land's End"

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This is an absolutely beautiful spot. There is a cave near it that we were told is an "exhibitionist cave". No wonder - about every boat goes past on the way out to fish, whale-watch, etc.

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Every 4 years, the tides go out so much that the beach under The Arch is exposed and you can walk from Lover's Beach, under The Arch, and around Land's End. 2005 IS THE YEAR!! Unfortunately, we missed it. They said that it should happen around May. It was apparent that it was in progress, as the water lines on everything were about 4 inches higher than water level. If I could go back, it would be timed so that The Arch was exposed.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 1, 2005

Land's End
Land's End Arch
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico 23410
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Sea Lion Colony

Attraction

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I expected this to be an extra trip out on the boat. However, you pass these buggers all the time if you take a fishing boat, whale-watching boat, glass-bottom boat, etc. You could probably even kayak near them.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 1, 2005

Sea Lion Colony
Near The Arch at Land's End
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Pisces Fleet

Attraction

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We started out around 6:45am. We went almost beyond the sight of land. It was a great ride, though. On the way out you see the sea lions and watch the sunrise. Just the view of the rock formations from the water was beautiful. Being there at the end of January was a bonus for us, as we got to see a couple of whales on the way out to get the marlin. There were also plenty of dolphins to be seen. UNEXPERIENCED? For anyone who has never fished like this, there is nothing for you to do until you hear that magical, "zzzzzing!" and then, "WooHOOOO, FISH ON!!" After that, just follow the guy in charge of the back of the boat. He will show you what to do. It is exhilarating ju...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 1, 2005

Pisces Fleet
Marina
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico